Finding Your Career, Fulfilling Your Destiny
In this economy may of us have been conditioned to take advantage of and appreciate any and all job opportunities that may come our way. But there is something to be said for finding a career that truly engages our talents and interests. Your career makes up a huge part of your life and if you want that life to be truly rewarding it is important that you find your work rewarding. It’s a mistake to spend your life doing work you neither excel at or enjoy. Within each of us lies a point where our strengths meet our interests and it is that point that we should aim to utilize in our career.
If you have yet to find that career there are a few steps you can take towards discovering it. First, don’t be afraid to ask for others advice. By networking with others and discussing what interests you and what they find enjoyable about their own career you may find yourself able to narrow down your options. A great way to do this is to set up informational interviews. If you think a certain job may suit your interests and talents contact somebody who currently holds that job, ask if they would be willing to sit down and talk with you about their career. You may be surprised how willing people are to talk about themselves and their lives. Second, apply for jobs you may not have otherwise considered. Perhaps the pay isn’t quite right or the location is a little further than desired, if the job is right for you it’s worth the extra expense. If you currently have a job but you aren’t enjoying the work you’re currently doing consider what it is that you feel like you are missing. Don’t be afraid to look for other opportunities even if you are comfortable in the position you are in. Lack of passion is enough to constitute a re-evaluation of your career.
If however you are lucky enough to have found a career where your passions and talent collide, think very carefully before leaving such a position. Chances are that if you have found this job you’re doing well at work and that could mean other offers including offers to move up the corporate ladder. This is not to say that you should reject every opportunity that comes your way, perhaps these opportunities will continue to utilize your passion and talents and offer you a chance to grow.
Robert Boroff is the Managing Director of Reaction Search International Marketing Recruiters Sales Management Headhunters a leading sales and marketing Executive Search Firm that assists both U.S. and International firms recruit all levels of sales and marketing experts Globally.
The Executive Search Consultants at Reaction Search International Executive Recruiters Sales successfully placing top performing candidates since 1995.
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